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S.C. judge sentences drunk driver to 8 years, bible study

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A South Carolina judge has sentenced a woman to eight years in prison and, as if that weren’t punishment enough, also stipulated that she must read the book of Job and deliver a report on it.

Circuit Court Judge Michael Nettles handed down the unusual punishment, perhaps thinking that a review of the Old Testament book, which tells how one man’s faith could not be shattered by hardship and unjust punishment, would do the drunk driver some good. Though the additional sentence seems like a potentially unconstitutional encroachment on the freedom of religion, local media reported that the woman, 28-year-old Cassandra Belle Tolley, actually welcomed it.

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Tolley’s arrest stems from an incident last November, when she drove intoxicated on the wrong side of the road and plowed into another vehicle, significantly injuring two men inside. At the time of her arrest, Tolley had a blood alcohol content of 0.333 percent — four times the state’s legal limit. She pled guilty to a felony for driving under the influence and causing seriously bodily harm.

After the crash, Tolley reportedly found God to cope with the remorse over her accident. The pastor who helped her along the religious path even testified as a character witness in her trial, later telling South Carolina’s Rock Hill Herlad that Tolley was, “extremely remorseful.”

 

Nettles’ official biography on the South Carolina Judicial Department website notes that he is a deacon, Sunday school teacher and member of his church’s Foreign Missions Team.

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Internet slams ‘disgusting’ Donald Trump Jr. after he skates for killing endangered Mongolian sheep

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According to new reports, Donald Trump Jr. illegally shot and killed an endangered argali sheep on a taxpayer-funded hunting trip in Western Mongolia in August — and the Mongolian government retroactively gave him a permit rather than tread on the toes of the U.S. government.

The report was met with outrage on social media, with commenters blasting Trump Jr.'s bloodthirst for endangered animals and the wealth and privilege that allowed him to kill them with no accountability. Some even compared it to the right-wing outrage about Hunter Biden being given a free position on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

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‘This is a lie’: Lisa Page pummels Trump for telling blatant falsehoods about her at crazed rally

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Former FBI attorney Lisa Page on Wednesday called out President Donald Trump for once again lying about her at one of his political rallies.

On Tuesday night, Trump told supporters in Pennsylvania that Page supposedly had to file a restraining order against former FBI agent Peter Strzok, with whom she'd had a relationship during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump hedged his claim by telling his supporters, "That's what I heard, I don't know if it's true."

Page, however, took to Twitter to shred the president for repeating a blatant falsehood.

"This is a lie," she wrote. "Nothing like this ever happened. I wish we had a president who knew how to act like one."

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Trump busted for lying about NATO in days-late response to world leaders mocking him

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President Donald Trump responded to a week-old tweet from a Fox Business personality about Canada's prime minister and other world leaders mocking him, and spouted misleading claims about NATO allies.

The president falsely claimed in his response to Charles Payne that Justin Trudeau, along with French president Emmanuel Macron and British prime minister Boris Johnson, were actually angry and not laughing about his bizarre news conference at the NATO summit.

"They were just upset that I demanded they pay their fair share for NATO," Trump claimed, four days after Payne's tweet. "Their countries are delinquent. I raised $530 Billion more from NATO countries! Thank you Charles."

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